This is an analysis of the poem A Ballad Of Sweethearts that begins with:

Summer may come, in sun-blonde splendor,
To reap the harvest that Springtime sows;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbXbC ababbcbC ababbcbCXbcbC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101101110 010101111 111001010 10110101 10010111 001110110 010100101 1100100101 010111110 101100101 11111111010 110110101 11100110111 1010101101 1110110101 1100100101 1101101010 010100101 1111001110 010100111 1100101111 11011111 100100001 1100100101 111101101 111101111 011101101 1100100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, her, and are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word say at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of A Ballad Of Sweethearts;
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  • history of its creation;
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